In a sign that star wide receiver Antonio Brown will be able to go for the Pittsburgh Steelers this upcoming weekend, he got in a practice with the team on Monday.
Antonio Brown practiced Monday and addressed the media from his locker. Won’t declare he’s playing Sunday vs. Jacksonville but likes his chances, plans to progress as the week goes.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) January 8, 2018
Brown might not be ready to declare himself a go for the AFC Divisional Playoffs against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but getting a practice in early in the week is most definitely some good news.
Brown suffered a partially torn calf muscle against New England back in Week 15 and missed the final two regular season games.
It’s highly important that Pittsburgh has Brown on the field against a Jaguars defense that yielded the fewest passing yards in the NFL during the regular season and picked off Ben Roethlisberger a whopping five times back in Week 5.
In 14 games this season, Brown recorded 101 receptions for 1,533 yards and nine touchdowns. He’s one of the most-productive receivers in NFL history. It goes without saying his importance to the Steelers is pretty high up there.